A Probation Officers View of Effectiveness

College
Essay
Miscellaneous
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Download 0
There are pressures from all around, to measure the effectiveness of the contribution the Probation Officers make, for that matter the whole Department, towards reforming the criminals to bring down the crime rate. This makes it necessary for collating the observable positive behavior, of the criminal or criminals, as and when they manifest and are distinctly identifiable as having originated because of the Probation Officer's efforts…

Introduction

The acceptable thing is that the effectiveness of any correctional effort has to be life-changing so that the positive changes remain tenacious.
A Texas Prison Major was quoted, Dilulio, 1987, p 146 that he does believe, like every one, from the director to the warden to the boss in the cellblock, that prisons can be run well and that, the prisons don't have to unsafe, unclean or un-educational. For good programs and good safety go together with good management.
In dealing with the intangibles, the perception becomes enormously relative. What is good for one is unacceptable to the other. Why is that There are so many variables at play here that to be able to provide a sustainable argument would be futile. Yet, behavioral science continues to endeavor, in a bid to come up with an acceptable measuring criterion. In this case, measuring the 'effectiveness' of the Probation Officers.
The Case Study presented here is a classic study of human action and reaction. It is evident that for an idea to be pushed ahead, a climate of awareness and acceptance has to be created before action can be initiated. Historically action for change is a constant for organizations. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Correctional Officers
Penal establishments across the US both government and private impose less restrictive requirements for correctional officers. Age requirements are set at 18 to 21 years of age, must be a US citizen, have achieved at least a high school education and should have no record of criminal conviction. Post secondary education is important for those who want to get promoted in the future (US Labor Dept.,…
PROBATION PRACTICE IN ENGLAND
Institutionalized racism produces discriminatory effects on health through public policy, the physical environment, social and medical services and preventive health policy.…
the relationships between prison inmates and correction officers in regaurds to violence
The workshops are managed by inmate trainers, but with the support and involvement of outside…
A Probation Officers View of Effectiveness
The acceptable thing is that the effectiveness of any correctional effort has to be life-changing so that the positive changes remain tenacious.…
Police Officers on Television
In many TV programs and shows, police officers are depicted as the front line of defense, as a strong force able to protect all citizens from all possible threats and crimes. Drugs, crime, and threats to the family and to safety generally are the stock-in-trade of these shows. However, programs like "Cops" depict the police as the front line of defense against such threats. "America's Most Wanted"…
Juvenile Probation
Additionally, probation officers ensure that juveniles who are placed on probation abide by their probation rules, receive appropriate Court related services, are referred to other community services when necessary and coordinate with schools, agencies, employment/training programs and other services within the community". (2006a)…
Probation
Probation oriented towards providing rehabilitation or therapeutic services to nonviolent offenders, a logical targeting of probation resources The punishment component therefore is to managed by the law enforcement agencies that already perform surveillance and control (police and sheriffs).…